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13-09-2012, 08:57 AM
Hello from South Georgia
Hello from South Georgia, everyone. Yep, you read that right -- the bible belt. I consider myself an anomaly because of my belief system, or rather lack thereof, and the place that I grew up and continue to reside in.

Starting at the age of 10, I was forced, by my mother, to go to church several times a week. I'm talking about Monday night bible study, Wednesday night church services, Friday night bible study, Saturday night church services and Sunday morning church services.

I hated it. My dad, an atheist, told me that when I turned 16, I could make my own choices concerning religion and the church. So, the first Sunday after I turned 16, my mom told me to get ready for church. I looked at my dad and asked, "Didn't you say I could make up my own mind when I turned 16?". He said yes, so I turned around and went back to bed. Mom wasn't happy and continues to pray for me.

I haven't been to church since and that was in 1986.

My views have caused me strife in this area, one of which, though I can't prove it, may have cost me my job of 13 years two months ago. But, that's a story for another post.

Glad to be a part of the community!
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13-09-2012, 09:00 AM
RE: Hello from South Georgia
Welcome aboard Smile

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13-09-2012, 09:03 AM
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Hey welcome to our crazy little family. Thumbsup

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13-09-2012, 09:05 AM
RE: Hello from South Georgia
Welcome!

Yay, a fellow Southerner. Can't say we have a lot of us around. Glad to have you here.

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13-09-2012, 09:06 AM
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Welcome.

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13-09-2012, 01:58 PM
RE: Hello from South Georgia
Hey - Someone new who's not a teenager! Smile

Welcome!

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13-09-2012, 02:23 PM
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(13-09-2012 01:58 PM)Seasbury Wrote:  Hey - Someone new who's not a teenager! Smile

Welcome!

What's that supposed to mean.....Consider

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13-09-2012, 02:26 PM
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(13-09-2012 02:23 PM)Atothetheist Wrote:  
(13-09-2012 01:58 PM)Seasbury Wrote:  Hey - Someone new who's not a teenager! Smile

Welcome!

What's that supposed to mean.....Consider

Nothing negative - just nice to see some new "old" folks Wink

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13-09-2012, 02:30 PM
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(13-09-2012 02:26 PM)Seasbury Wrote:  
(13-09-2012 02:23 PM)Atothetheist Wrote:  What's that supposed to mean.....Consider

Nothing negative - just nice to see some new "old" folks Wink

Watch it bro, I can be old with the best of them.

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14-09-2012, 06:56 AM
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(13-09-2012 02:30 PM)Atothetheist Wrote:  
(13-09-2012 02:26 PM)Seasbury Wrote:  Nothing negative - just nice to see some new "old" folks Wink

Watch it bro, I can be old with the best of them.

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